Ranzan, Saitama

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Ranzan
嵐山町
Town
Ranzan town office
Ranzan town office
Flag of Ranzan
Flag
Official seal of Ranzan
Seal
Location of Ranzan in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Ranzan in Saitama Prefecture
Ranzan is located in Japan
Ranzan
Ranzan
 
Coordinates: 36°3′23.5″N 139°19′13.8″E / 36.056528°N 139.320500°E / 36.056528; 139.320500Coordinates: 36°3′23.5″N 139°19′13.8″E / 36.056528°N 139.320500°E / 36.056528; 139.320500
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
District Hiki
Area
 • Total 29.92 km2 (11.55 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 18,319
 • Density 612/km2 (1,590/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Prunus mume
- Flower Azalea
Phone number 0493-62-2150
Address 1030-1 Sugiyama, Ranzan-machi, Hiki-gun, Saitama-ken 355-0211
Website Official website

Ranzan (嵐山町?, Ranzan-machi) is a town located in Hiki District, Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the town had an estimated population of 18,319 and a population density of 612 persons per km². Its total area was 29.92 square kilometres (11.55 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Ranzan is located in central Saitama Prefecture.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The villages of Sugaya and Nanasato were created within Hiki District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. The two villages merged on April 15, 1955 as Sugaya village, which was elevated to town status on April 15, 1967, taking the name of Ranzan.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Ranzan is primarily agricultural.

Education[edit]

Ranzan has three elementary schools, three middle schools and one high school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

  • site of Sugaya Castle
  • site of Sugiyama Castle

External links[edit]

Media related to Ranzan, Saitama at Wikimedia Commons